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Overview


 

 

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Overview


 

 

Panni is majestically perched among the Puglia mountains and basks under beautiful blue skies.  It is situated in an environment of incomparable natural beauty, a place unique unto itself.

Walks at the Castello allow you to breathe in the freshest air and leave your hectic lifestyle behind.   

In the morning, we will start with a breath of fresh air, a smooth yoga practice for awakening, followed by a classic Italian breakfast of espresso/cappuccino, croissant, organic yogurt, cereal, and cakes.  In addition to daily yoga sessions, every day there is an excursion....such as a mozzarella demonstration and tasting at the family’s dairy farm.  

Nightly dinners in the rustic restaurant (Locanda di Pan) offer exquisite foods and delicious wines brought to you from local farmers.   

The retreat is open to all levels of practice. 

Where else can you do kick ass yoga and eat fresh mozzarella?!

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Our instructor


Christian Gentile creates an environment of ultimate tranquility.  He teaches Elemental Yoga; a practice that is based essentially on Hatha Yoga, enriched with the Chinese medicine principle of Five Elements.  Elemental Yoga is a therapeutic system aimed to heal disease or discomfort.   Retreat guests experience the effect of the practice; a practice which develops a profound connection to body mind and spirit which is widely missing in modern life and is generally the cause on many discomforts.

The Great Five Elements ( Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space) is what everything in nature is made of, including ourselves.  Connecting and feeling how these Five Energies manifest themselves in our bodies and minds is essential to a balanced and harmonious life.

Panni is THE IDEAL place to experience Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space!

Our instructor


Christian Gentile creates an environment of ultimate tranquility.  He teaches Elemental Yoga; a practice that is based essentially on Hatha Yoga, enriched with the Chinese medicine principle of Five Elements.  Elemental Yoga is a therapeutic system aimed to heal disease or discomfort.   Retreat guests experience the effect of the practice; a practice which develops a profound connection to body mind and spirit which is widely missing in modern life and is generally the cause on many discomforts.

The Great Five Elements ( Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space) is what everything in nature is made of, including ourselves.  Connecting and feeling how these Five Energies manifest themselves in our bodies and minds is essential to a balanced and harmonious life.

Panni is THE IDEAL place to experience Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space!

 
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About Ann


  

 

About Ann


  

 

Your Host, Ann Turi

I am a Dharma Yoga Registered Teacher in the levels of Dharma 1 and Dharma Gentle. 

A bit of Turi history 

My mom was born in Panni, Foggia (Italy) and came to the US with the family in 1956.  My grandmother (Nonna) went back to Panni during the summer months to visit her brothers and sisters.  I was fortunate enough to accompany her as child and later as an adult and fell in love with Italy.  I loved everything about it; the way of life, the way people dressed, the food (of course), the beauty, and most important the tranquility.  Where else in the world does everyone stop what they are doing at 1:00 p.m. to go home to have lunch with their families and rest until 5:00 p.m.??

I spent my first summer in Panni when I was 9 years old.  I made a few friends and we played “dolls” and “school” and I came back to the US speaking fluent Italian (well not exactly italian but my village’s dialect, “Pannese”).  I still speak Pannese- which makes my Panni friends scream in laughter because I use words that only the old ladies use around the kitchen.  As I went back summer after summer, I made more and more friends.  Eventually, I felt like a member of the village, not a visitor.  In 2007 I realized my dream, with the help of Nonna, and fixed up one of our abandoned family houses.  Now I truly feel like “there is no place like home” when I open up my door at 58 Via Galileo Galilei, Panni, Foggia 71020 :-)

Why I want you to join us

Poses in Panni will be different than any other yoga retreat.  You will be in a  remote italian village where you will live like an Italian for a week.  You can extend your stay and do the “touristy Italy things” (the Vatican in Rome, the canals of Venice, shopping in Milan), but in Panni you won’t be a tourist, you will a member the village.  I am inviting you to live like a villager incorporating the practice of yoga into daily activities.     WE ARE NOW IN OUR THIRD YEAR!

Bird's Eye View of Panni


Bird's Eye View of Panni